Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Foul Balls

I'm not sure why over $6 million of our tax dollars are being used to dismantle the cranially-endowed Bonds. But it might all be worth it just to read Bonds' ex-mistress's testimony.

Bonds' federal trial resumed Monday with nearly daylong testimony from his former mistress, who said the slugger attributed a 1999 elbow injury to steroids use. She also discussed how Bonds became verbally abusive and said that his physique changed, offering a lurid description of his shrinking testicles, back acne, scalp hair that fell out and chest hair that turned gray. Such mental and physical symptoms are associated with steroid use.

7 comments:

Mr. Doctor said...

I've also wondered why these committees have nothing better to investigate. Just seems like a waste of money and time. Either way, have you seen the picture they use on LA Times for Bonds' ex-mistress? WOW, definitely not flattering.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/03/barry-bonds-mistress-testifies-slugger-threatened-to-cut-her-head-off.html

MR. F. said...

Yeah. Part of me is amused that Bonds is at least getting embarrassed. Part of me thinks that the US government has more important things to deal with.

Greg Hao said...

Fawk! Stupid blogger ate my comment. I'll just quickly rehash them here.

1. Yes, this matter should have never been brought up before Congress. That they spent their time investigating steroid abuse in baseball was aburd. However, since it was done, what one says before an official congressional hearing does in fact matter. This leads me to...

2. Why go after Bonds when it's so trivial seems to be something that's been brought up ad nauseum on sportstalk radio and apparently now here. What people don't seem to make the connection is, it's like as if Barry Bonds just lied about not knowing what he took at the local sports bar, he did it after taking an oath to testify truthfully. If Bonds can 'get away' with perjury, what's to stop the next guy with deep pockets to say fuck it and lie about something that actually matters?

People may talk about semantics and that we shouldn't waste money going after Bonds but if we truly believe that perjury charges mean something, then we have to vigorously defend that position.

MR. F. said...

Good point Greg No Photo. I suppose the steroid investigation was the big waste of time. Now they've basically forced themselves to follow through.

Mr. Doctor said...

They should bring up a few of these lawmakers for perjury charges....

MR. F. said...

FUCKING DOCTORS AND FUCKING TRAINS

I had a doctor's appointment at 2:15pm for my stupid carpal tunnel and the doctor's is 10 minutes away from work so I left at about 2 except there was a stupid fucking freight train that was in my way and I had to wait 15 minutes for it and so I called the stupid fucking doctor's office and told them and they said I had to reschedule and I was supposed to come in early anyway because I had to fill paperwork which nobody told me about when I made the appointment in the first place. So now I have to wait until Monday for the doctor. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Delino DeShields, Patriarch said...

Yeah, we try to not get too political on a Dodgers blog, except for being Pro-Oates and Right-to-Hall.

But this seems like a pretty shallow use of government time, money and resources.

Just throwing this out there... how about we simply label Bonds a "large-headed, small-nutted (unconfirmed) steroid and HGH consumer" and put all the legal fees towards a F'ING SCHOOL.